Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Rimba Ilmu, University of Malaya 16 February 2011
We visited Rimba Ilmu botanical garden with 3 MNS nature guides. For an appointment with MNS, email firstname.lastname@example.org . MNS contact no - 03 2287 9422. It's RM5 per person, for aged 4 and above (fees inlcude entrance to garden and gallery). Depending on nature guides availability on your booking date, our group is limited to 40 people.
Alternatively, you can visit the garden on your own. RM2 per adult. Children aged 12 and below is RM1.
Rimba Ilmu contact no - 03 - 7967 4686
Mon- Thur 9am-12pm, 2pm to 4pm
Friday 9am - 12pm, 245pm to 4pm.
First Sat of every month, there is a guided tour at 9am
Briefing by MNS nature guide - don't pluck the plants, dont eat the fruits, don't this, don't that... :)
This is the Botanical Garden entrance, which is near the lower level carpark area. and our nature guide, Sasha.
Thymelaeaceac fruits and flowers which grow on the branch.
We met a Rimba Ilmu 's worker near the sesame plant and he explained how we could make 'jelly' out of the sesame leaves which cures errr .... forgot. :) Hmmmm...maybe I should get a recorder.
From botanical garden entrance, we took a right turn at the T-junction. Then, we walked straight and came to this first left turn junction. After the left turn, the beginning part of the road is mossy and slippery.
Moss strives under cool damp condition.
Exhibition Gallery - RM2 per person.
Fungi and lichen.
Take a stroll the botanical garden first and view the air-conditioned gallery when it gets hot. There is a green house near the gallery area where it has rare and expensive plants. If you dont have a guide, you must get permission from the office before entering.
Map to Rimba Ilmu.
It's a great place and we will surely make another visit.